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Urine test for dangerous snoring

Sat, 01/09/2010 - 20:20
A urine test that can differentiate between dangerous and safe snoring is possible, say researchers in Chicago.

World first heart op for UK boy

Sat, 01/09/2010 - 00:31
A six-year-old boy has become the first person to have a heart valve widened using an MRI scan rather than X-ray imaging.

Without sunlight

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 19:59
A teenager's battle to keep away from UV radiation

Coloured lasers may curb epilepsy

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 19:24
Coloured lights could be used to find treatments for brain disorders like epilepsy, early findings suggest.

Fergus On Flu

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 12:39
Millions of doses of swine flu vaccine to be off-loaded

Mind chemical 'controls choice'

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 12:16
Dopamine, a chemical with a key role in setting people's moods, could have a much wider-ranging impact on their everyday lives, research suggests.

Asbestos law challenge rejected

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 11:53
A judge rejects a bid to invalidate a Holyrood law giving victims of an asbestos-related illness the right to claim damages.

Swine flu vaccine to be sold off

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 11:28
The government makes plans to offload millions of swine flu vaccine doses amid predictions a pandemic "third wave" is unlikely.

'Indifference' spreads chlamydia

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 11:08
One in five people do not know that chlamydia can damage a woman's fertility, a government commissioned survey shows.

Medical alchemy

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 10:40
Scientists find a way to turn rattan wood into bone

Online opinion

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 10:33
Do NHS feedback websites boost standards of care?

Surgery helps girl to walk again

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 08:28
A three-year-old girl from Dorset undergoes life-changing surgery in the US that could help her walk normally.

Oddie speaks on depression battle

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 07:45
TV presenter Bill Oddie says the past year was "probably the worst 12 months of my life" due to his struggle with depression.

Twins joy for widow two years after husband's death

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 07:26
A woman has given birth to twins after she had fertility treatment using the frozen sperm of her late husband after he died of cancer.

Size what?

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 07:14
Why are people's feet getting so much bigger?

'Smoked' flavour food concerns

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 07:00
European Food Safety Authority says one of the flavourings used to smoke meat, cheese or fish, may be toxic to humans.

Legionnaires' cases are confirmed

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 06:33
Two patients at Basildon University Hospital in Essex have Legionnaires' disease, it has been confirmed.

Cleopatra's heavy make-up 'was good for eyes'

Fri, 01/08/2010 - 06:02
The heavy eye make-up favoured by ancient Egyptians such as Cleopatra might have had medical as well as aesthetic benefits, research suggests.

'Shorter' get more lung disease

Thu, 01/07/2010 - 20:09
People who develop chronic lung disease are more likely to be shorter than the general population, researchers say.

MPs demanding alcohol clampdown

Thu, 01/07/2010 - 20:08
MPs call for reform of government policy to curb excessive drinking - with less focus on drink industry views.
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